Short Everest Base Camp Overview
The Short Everest Base Camp Trek, located in eastern Nepal, is one of the most spectacular treks to the world's highest mountain, which stands at 8848 meters. Trekkers from all over the world come to see this breathtaking natural wonder. Trekking to Everest Base Camp allows you to experience authentic Tibetan communities, culture, and religious dialects, pristine flora and fauna, abundant waterfalls, and truly memorable landscapes.
The Sagarmatha National Park is a beautiful and memorable place of trees and waterways in the area. The trek usually begins in Lukla for those who fly in, or in Jiri or Salleri if you arrive by road. The region is dominated by Sherpas, who are well-known mountaineers. The majority of the communities are Buddhists who enjoy spiritual peace. The Everest Base Camp Short Trek provides 360-degree views of majestic snow-capped mountains rising more than 6000 meters above sea level. Some of these peaks are well-known for climbing, including Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Lobuche East, and Lobuche West, to name a few. While trekking through these incredible regions, you are deeply impressed by deep Buddhism, its communities, monasteries, and, of course, the people who entice you with their kindness and warmth of hospitality.
The Short Everest Base Camp Trek is ideal for those who have limited holidays, are still desperate, and looking for an adventure that includes reaching the top of the world Mt. Everest Base Camp with unforgettable views of the massive Mahalangur Himalayas range. Similarly, the 10-day Everest Base Camp Short Trek is the best way to avoid the same trail returns and discover the close-up scenic view of the Khumbu Himalaya by helicopter. Contact our local experts at any time for more information.
Accommodation on Short EBC Trek
Tea house hotels are plentiful within the infamous Everest Region of Nepal, with a range of quality available to you depending on your preference and needs. At lower elevations, you can choose more fully equipped tea houses with electricity, wifi, and en suite bathrooms with hot showers and western toilets. There are also more rustic, basic tea houses available, especially at higher elevations, that have simple rooms and basic services. Bathrooms might be shared and have a squat-style toilet. At these tea houses, you can pay a small fee for services such as wifi and hot showers. We provide you with a clean, -20°C sleeping bag to keep you cozy and warm.
Food on Short EBC Trek
Food in the Everest Region of Nepal is delicious and plentiful. Along the well-loved and well-traveled route to Everest Base Camp, there are many tea houses offering a range of options to suit your preferences.
- Breakfast: You can enjoy local chapati bread or Tibetan bread with curry or go for more familiar eggs, porridge, muesli, or pancakes. This trek is vegetarian and vegan-friendly, but if you have any other dietary restrictions, you can let us know, and your guide will communicate with the kitchen staff.
- Lunch & Dinner: You can choose from a variety of local dishes, including Dal Bhat (rice, vegetable curry, and lentil soup with unlimited refills!), fried rice or noodles, Mo Mo (local dumplings), Thukpa (Tibetan noodle soup), spring rolls, or western dishes like burgers, pasta, pizza, and potatoes.
Your package with Nepal Trekking Experts includes dinner in Kathmandu before you leave for your trek and three meals a day (with tea or coffee) every day of the trek, including travel days. If you'd like, you can purchase extra snacks, desserts, or fancy coffees when they're available.
Short Everest Base Camp Trekking Permits
When trekking with Nepal Trekking Experts, the permit fees are included in your package. Your guide will require your passport to obtain the required permits on your behalf.
- Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit: The local government of Khumbu charges NPR 2000 per person, which must be paid in person in Lukla; this permit is not available in Kathmandu.
- Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: This permit can be obtained in Kathmandu at the Nepal Tourism Board Office or in Monjo at the Park Entrance Gate. It costs NPR 3000 per person.
Most tea houses have phone service and mobile reception; however, due to the nature of being in the mountains, it can be unpredictable. If you would like, you can purchase a data SIM card in Kathmandu before you depart. NCELL is a recommended provider that offers 3G internet services in the Everest region.
Many tea houses have wifi to purchase for around 3 dollars a day, which is paid in local Nepali rupees. Please be aware that internet services may not be completely reliable due to weather and other issues.
Despite trekking deep into the Himalayas, most of the tea houses have either electricity or solar power. Depending on the tea house, you might be able to charge your devices in your rooms. Otherwise, you can pay a few dollars (paid in local rupees) to charge your battery in the main dining hall. Carrying a power bank is recommended during your trek in the Everest region.
Our tailor-made packages do not include a porter, so you can make the decision based on your own needs and preferences. Although not necessary, having a porter can make a massive difference in the enjoyment of your trek. If you are new to trekking at high altitudes, then we would recommend having a porter in the Everest region carry your bag. One porter carries the bags of two people (around 20kg) so that you can carry a small daypack. If you are undecided, we would be happy to discuss porters in more detail when you book your trek.
Kathmandu to Lukla flights
Just for your information, normally Lukla’s flight will be operated from Ramechhap (Manthali Airport) in peak seasons like October/November and March/April. If the airlines are too busy, then they might operate from mid-September in the fall and in May in the spring. It depends on air traffic and the rules of aviation. Ramechhap is located 132 kilometers east of Kathmandu, which takes 4-5 hours by car or van. Most people begin to drive at 2:00 am in the morning to get the earliest flight. Our package already includes the road transfer along with the flight.